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#1 DH1 ONLINE  

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Posted August 13, 2010 - 08:09 PM

My 66 MF10 is more or less finished so it's time to start a new project and use up some of my GT parts.
The idea is to make a usable battery powered garden tractor.
Pic show my other 66 MF10 as I got it a while back, it came as a mix of parts from a few different tractors. I have sold some parts off it and taken parts for 3 other Massey GTs to make them better.
This is what I'm starting with and the process begins.

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Posted August 13, 2010 - 08:31 PM

Interesting
Would the finished product have to do any amount of work?
That would determine how much battery capacity you will need.
What traction control system are you considering?

Let's just start there to get a feel for what you want to accomplish here.

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Posted August 13, 2010 - 08:38 PM

Red's Going Green? I like it. Have you figured out where you're putting the batteries? Are you planning on mounting the motor where the engine is now & using the same drive or are you going to direct couple the motor to the tranny? One more: do you have a mower deck for this.. if so, are you planning on mowing with it?

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Posted August 13, 2010 - 08:51 PM

How does Red Green come into this.
I see Duck Tape coming into this equation.:beerchug:
That means beer will also come into the mix here in Wisconsin:D:D:D:D:D

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Posted August 13, 2010 - 08:52 PM

This is something that I've wanted to do for a while now, will be my 2nd one, see pic.
I plan on putting the batterys in where the gas engine sits, there us no way you can get 6 golf cart (6 volt) batt. in there so I'm planning on 3 large deep cycle 12 volt. Don't want to put any batt. behind the seat as I want to retain the use of the rear lift.
For doing work any high power attachments (mower) would have limited usable time.
I have a Advanced DC motor rated at 2 HP continuous and 10 HP peak at 36 volts, this will be enough to drive the tractor, any attachments will be self powered.
Plan on using a controller and coupling the motor to the trany via belt with no clutch.

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Posted August 13, 2010 - 09:03 PM

This is something that I've wanted to do for a while now, will be my 2nd one, see pic.
I plan on putting the batterys in where the gas engine sits, there us no way you can get 6 golf cart (6 volt) batt. in there so I'm planning on 3 large deep cycle 12 volt. Don't want to put any batt. behind the seat as I want to retain the use of the rear lift.
For doing work any high power attachments (mower) would have limited usable time.
I have a Advanced DC motor rated at 2 HP continuous and 10 HP peak at 36 volts, this will be enough to drive the tractor, any attachments will be self powered.
Plan on using a controller and coupling the motor to the trany via belt with no clutch.


Sorry about the duct tape comment. Just could not help my self.
You have a very good idea there and with what you have done before with the Ford You do fine work.

I have worked on Electric lift trucks since 1988 and would like to contribute if I could.

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Posted August 13, 2010 - 09:10 PM

Sorry about the duct tape comment. Just could not help my self.
You have a very good idea there and with what you have done before with the Ford You do fine work.

I have worked on Electric lift trucks since 1988 and would like to contribute if I could.


Duck tape no problem I've used that lots of times sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.
I did another Thread earlier "Sears craftsman electric" in Custom tractors, check it out I thought it was a fun project and it worked, learned lots on that one.

Edited by DH1, August 13, 2010 - 09:16 PM.
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Posted August 13, 2010 - 09:12 PM

RED GREEN I like that maybe that's what I should call it.

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Posted August 13, 2010 - 09:20 PM

RED GREEN I like that maybe that's what I should call it.


When you think about it that would be a GREAT name.
RED = Massey
Green = Ecology

I like that.

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Posted August 13, 2010 - 09:21 PM

Sounds better than "Beer & Duck Tape" LOL Any video of the Craftsman running?

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Posted August 13, 2010 - 09:27 PM

Sounds better than "Beer & Duck Tape" LOL Any video of the Craftsman running?


Sorry no video of the Craftsman, one thing about it you would think it would be quiet but the trans-axle makes a lot of wining noise.

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Posted August 14, 2010 - 03:37 PM

This is the motor that I have, got this last year at the Barrie auto swap meet $40.
It turns smooth and free, I have run this motor at 6 volts and it seems OK.
The lable is not readable but by searching the web have determined what it is.
New ones sell for about $550. US

Specs ADC 140-07-4001
8.27" long 5.58" dia. weighs 29lb. has 5/8 keyed shaft

24 to 36 volts rated

2hp- 45 amps continuous
3hp- 60 amps 1hr
10hp- 275 amps peak
Going to run at 36 Volts

The one part I need is a controller for it, any body have any suggestions.

Planning on using a dead-man type foot switch with a dash mounted power control (potbox)
Any info here would be nice or if anybody has a controller that would work to sell???
Doesn't have to be to fancy or programmable, just something that will do the job.

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Posted August 14, 2010 - 05:15 PM

Sounds like a great project.

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Posted August 14, 2010 - 05:25 PM

This is the motor that I have, got this last year at the Barrie auto swap meet $40.
It turns smooth and free, I have run this motor at 6 volts and it seems OK.
The lable is not readable but by searching the web have determined what it is.
New ones sell for about $550. US

Specs ADC 140-07-4001
8.27" long 5.58" dia. weighs 29lb. has 5/8 keyed shaft

24 to 36 volts rated

2hp- 45 amps continuous
3hp- 60 amps 1hr
10hp- 275 amps peak
Going to run at 36 Volts

The one part I need is a controller for it, any body have any suggestions.

Planning on using a dead-man type foot switch with a dash mounted power control (potbox)
Any info here would be nice or if anybody has a controller that would work to sell???
Doesn't have to be to fancy or programmable, just something that will do the job.


the newer, mid to late 90's EZ-GO golf carts have an electronic speed controller in them that might fit the bill. I don't have any info on them, but we use EZ-GO's at work and They're very smooth. I'll look around online and see what I can find.

I found them at the following link http://www.lvssales....ome.php?cat=887 But they're not cheap! the rebuilt ones are $275.00 U.S. The new ones are $555.00 U.S. Maybe you should look at some other options.

Edited by caseguy, August 14, 2010 - 05:41 PM.


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Posted August 14, 2010 - 07:20 PM

Sounds like a great project.


daytime dave I would love to have what you have just can't see it happening, so I try to make one.




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